King’s Pyon

King's Pyon Church


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  • Road reference: Minor road between Canon Pyon and Weobley.
  • OS Grid Ref: SO 438 506
  • Hours of access: Daylight hours.

King’s Pyon is a small agricultural village. At its centre is the church (Grade I listed), striking an imposing note as you look up to the tower from the lane below.

There may have been a Saxon church here, before the present building was begun in the early 11th century. Think of the countless people who have passed before you as you enter through the ancient doorway.

Apart from the glorious roof timbers, dating from the 14th century, you’ll quickly see that this church is used and loved. It has the proper smell – and the clock works.

Look at the knight and his lady in the south transept. Who were they?

Elsewhere you’ll find two fonts – the 12th century stone font in the north transept (already here before the tower was built), and the elaborately carved Victorian version at the back of the nave.

Look up to see the memorials to the Tomkyns family who bred the original Hereford cattle at the nearby farm.

Before you leave, work out where the gallery once was and how you got to it

King's Pyon Church